The Democratic Party hasn’t been this unpopular in a quarter-century.
CNN tries to soften the blow for the Democratic Party by pointing out the unpopularity of the Republicans. But the Republicans haven’t set a 25-year record low recently in a CNN poll. When you compare the heights that the Democrats reached—or thought they reached—with the Obama presidency, and how confident they were that Hillary Clinton was going to win, you realize it has been a steep decline!
CNN reports, “Poll: Views of Democratic Party hit lowest mark in 25 years.”
Only 37% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Democrats, down from 44% in March of this year. A majority, 54%, have an unfavorable view, matching their highest mark in polls from CNN and SSRS, CNN/ORC and CNN/USA Today/Gallup stretching back to 1992.
The rating includes low favorable ratings from some core Democratic groups, including nonwhites (48%) and people under 35 years old (33%). The numbers come amid recent feuds and divisions in the Democratic Party, as former interim chair Donna Brazile’s new book has unveiled new questions about infighting during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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